Program Guide 01-19-2018


January 19

1787 first performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 ‘Prague’, conducted by the composer in the Bohemian city where Mozart had a consistent and devoted following.

1853 premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore (The Troubadour) at the Teatro Apollo in Rome; Enrico Caruso once said that all it takes for successful performance of Il trovatore is the four greatest singers in the world. 

1873 first performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in Paris; has always been one of Saint-Saëns’s most popular pieces: the great Pablo Casals chose it for his London debut in 1905.

1884 premiere of Jules Massenet's opera Manon at the Opéra Comique in Paris; based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost; before Massenet's version, Fromental Halévy and Daniel Auber had used the subject for stage works; Puccini’s Manon Lescaut followed in 1893; Massenet also wrote a one-act sequel to Manon, Le portrait de Manon (1894), involving the Chevalier des Grieux as an older man.

1903 Boris Blacher – German composer, librettist and teacher (d.1975); regarded as one of the most influential music figures of his time; his students include Aribert Reimann, Gottfried von Einem, Kalevi Aho and Richard Wernick.

1955 Sir Simon Rattle – English conductor (66 years old); rose to international fame as conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra.

1973 Leonard Bernstein led a performance of Haydn's Mass in Time of War at a ‘Concert for Peace’  at Washington DC's National Cathedral, in protest against President Nixon on the eve of Nixon's second term in office as the Vietnam War still raged; the concert was timed to coincide with Nixon's official inaugural concert, which concluded with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

1994 first performance of John Adams’s Violin Concerto, with the Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducting; the soloist was concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis, who had prompted the composition; “Composers who are not string players are seriously challenged when it comes to writing a concerto,” writes Mr. Adams, “and close collaborations are the rule, as it was in this case.”

Recording of the Week

Alma Española

Jan. 15, 2018

Program Guide

00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor, BWV 1043: Movement 3 Allegro Pekka Kuusisto, Jaakko Kuusisto, violins; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Tero Latvala, concertmaster Album: J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos Ondine 980 Music: 4:24

Alexandre Tansman: Septet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Viola, & Cello Ransom Wilson, flute; Nicholas Stovall, oboe; Jonathan Gunn, clarinet; Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon; Ray Riccomini, trumpet; Susan Dubois, viola; Stephen Balderston, cello Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX Music: 13:39

John Corigliano: Red Violin Caprices for Violin Bella Hristova, violin UGA Performing Arts Center & CMSLC, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall,  University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA Music: 8:42

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 Peter McGuire, violin; Michael Gast, horn; Brian Jensen, horn; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, conductor Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN Music: 19:47

Claude Debussy: Clair de lune Renaud Capucon, violin; Jerome Ducros, piano Album: Capriccio Violin Pieces Virgin 74807 Music: 4:16

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat major Artosphere Festival Orchestra; Corrado Rovaris, conductor Walton Arts Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR Music: 8:21

Claude Debussy:  String Quartet in G minor: Movements 1 & 2 Eunice Keem, violin; Holly Mulcahy, violin; Philippe Chao, viola; Thalia Moore, cello Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY Music: 15:53

Paul Taffanel: Wind Quintet in G minor JooYon Chung, flute; Linnea Rowley, oboe; Rosario Galante, clarinet; Randy Fultz, bassoon; Connor Monday, horn Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX Music: 19:05


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

02:02:00            00:28:11            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Violin Concerto No.  5 in A major            Berlin Philharmonic     Eugen Jochum  Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin   DeutGram         4796018

02:33:00            00:52:24            Franz Liszt        Dante Symphony          Dresden State Orchestra            Giuseppe Sinopoli Dresden State Opera Chorus     DeutGram         4779525

03:29:00            00:25:03            Francis Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Strings & Timpani in G minor           Philadelphia Orchestra          Christoph Eschenbach   Olivier Latry, organ        Ondine  1094

03:57:00            00:28:13            Ludwig Thuille   Sextet for Piano & Winds in B flat major  Op 6     Chantilly Quintet                        Gianluca Luisi, piano     Naxos   570790

04:28:00            00:30:12            Alexander Glazunov      Piano Concerto No.  1 in F minor  Op 92 Russian National Orchestra          José Serebrier   Alexander Romanovsky, piano   Warner  67946

05:01:00            00:34:15            Sir William Walton         Belshazzar's Feast        City of Birmingham Symphony   Sir Simon Rattle     Thomas Hampson, baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Sym Chorus          EMI            56592

05:38:00            00:10:00            Antonio Vivaldi  Guitar Concerto in A major         English Chamber Orchestra            George Malcolm            Eduardo Fernández, guitar         Decca   417617

05:51:00            00:06:37            Sergei Rachmaninoff     Scherzo from Cello Sonata Op 19                                  Wendy Warner, cello; Irina Nuzova, piano           Cedille  120


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00            00:03:37            Fritz Kreisler      Tambourin chinois Op 3                         Shannon Lee, violin; Pamela Mia Paul, piano Telarc   80695

06:15:00            00:11:58            Johannes Brahms          Hungarian Dances Nos. 17-21                Marin Alsop            London Philharmonic     Naxos   557429

06:30:00            00:05:10            Sir Edward German       Men of Harlech from 'Welsh Rhapsody'              Andrew Penny   National Symphony of Ireland    MarcoPolo        223726

06:34:00            00:01:14            Henry Purcell    Amphitrion: Bourrée                   Kevin Mallon     Aradia Ensemble            Naxos   570149

06:40:00            00:08:01            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 19        Cleveland Orchestra          Mitsuko Uchida Mitsuko Uchida, piano   Decca   4786763

06:50:00            00:04:21            Jean Sibelius    Belshazzar's Feast: Khadra's Dance Op 51                     Jukka-Pekka Saraste Finnish Radio Symphony           RCA     60434

06:53:00            00:02:16            Leroy Anderson Forgotten Dreams         BBC Concert Orchestra  Leonard Slatkin            Alistair Young, piano     Naxos   559356

06:55:00            00:03:54            Frank W. Meacham       The American Patrol                  Loras John Schissel            Blossom Festival Band  MAA     40601

07:03:00            00:06:25            Johann Nepomuk Hummel         Rondo from Bassoon Concerto  Academy St. Martin in Fields   Sir Neville Marriner        Klaus Thunemann, bassoon      Philips  432081

07:10:00            00:10:04            George Gershwin           Cuban Overture             Lorin Maazel      Cleveland Orchestra            Decca   4787779

07:20:00            00:02:48            Giuseppe Verdi Il trovatore: Anvil Chorus            Orchestra of La Scala    Claudio Abbado La Scala Chorus            DeutGram         4796018

07:25:00            00:03:34            George Frideric Handel  Allegro from Concerto No. 2 in F            Jeanne Lamon            Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra   Sony    63073

07:40:00            00:09:43            Anton Bruckner Scherzo from Symphony No. 9               Christoph von Dohnányi            Cleveland Orchestra      Decca   425405

07:50:00            00:03:21            Jean-Philippe Rameau   Les Fêtes d'Hébé: Sailors' Chorus          English Chamber Orchestra          Raymond Leppard         Ambrosian Singers        EMI      65732

07:55:00            00:03:38            Pietro Mascagni L'amico Fritz: Preludietto                       Myung-Whun Chung      St Cecilia Academy Orchestra        DeutGram         471566

08:07:00            00:04:53            Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov           Mlada: Procession of the Nobles            Gerard Schwarz            Seattle Symphony         Naxos   503293

08:12:00            00:02:03            Richard Perlmutter         Please Do Not Tease the Viennese        Beethoven's Wig Ensemble                     Richard Perlmutter, vocal          Rounder            8119

08:15:00            00:09:56            Sir Malcolm Arnold        Four Cornish Dances Op 91                   Andrew Penny            Queensland Symphony Naxos   553526

08:30:00            00:04:13            Leos Janácek    Idyll for Strings: Andante                        Gerard Schwarz            Seattle Symphony         Naxos   572698

08:40:00            00:08:36            César Cui          Two Pieces Op 36         Chamber Orchestra of Europe   Sir John Eliot Gardiner            Steven Isserlis, cello      VirginClas         91134

08:50:00            00:05:51            Francisco Tárrega          Capricho árabe                          Sharon Isbin, guitar            Bridge  9491

08:55:00            00:03:39            Alexandre Desplat         The King's Speech: Theme         Traffic Quintet               Alain Planès, piano    Mercury            481217

09:05:00            00:16:37            Franz Joseph Haydn     Symphony No. 70 in D               Sir Simon Rattle            City of Birmingham Symphony          EMI      54297

09:27:00            00:06:03            Frederick Loewe            Gigi: Suite                     Keith Lockhart   Boston Pops Orchestra          BostonPops     4

09:35:00            00:03:04            Gioacchino Rossini        La danza           Orch del Teatro Comunale         Richard Bonynge           Luciano Pavarotti, tenor Decca   417011

09:50:00            00:07:49            Richard Strauss Waltzes from 'Der Rosenkavalier'                                   Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Enrico Pace, piano        Decca   4789377


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:02:00            00:01:30            Percy Grainger  Train Music                   Sir Simon Rattle            City of Birmingham Symphony        EMI      56412

10:04:00            00:04:15            John Adams     Short Ride in a Fast Machine                 Sir Simon Rattle            City of Birmingham Symphony          EMI      55051

10:09:00            00:10:51            Alexander Glazunov      From Darkness to Light Op 53                Konstantin Krimets            Moscow Symphony       Naxos   553538

10:21:00            00:04:10            Peter Tchaikovsky         Waltz from Serenade for Strings Op 48                           East Coast Chamber Orch     E1 Music          7784

10:28:00            00:04:21            Ernest Chausson           Sicilienne from Concerto Op 21  Cleveland Orch String Quartet                        Lorin Maazel, violin; Israela Margalit, piano         Telarc   80046

10:28:00            00:16:37            Giuseppe Tartini            Violin Concerto in E major          La Serenissima Adrian Chandler           Adrian Chandler, violin  Avie      2371

10:33:00            00:02:41            Frédéric Chopin Mazurka No. 24 in C major  Op 33                                  Louise Dubin, cello; Hélène Jeanney, piano     Delos   3469

10:39:00            00:05:54            Gabriel Fauré    Mazurka in B flat major  Op 32                           Kathryn Stott, piano            Hyperion           66911

10:46:00            00:02:18            Leroy Anderson March of the Two Left Feet                    Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra          Naxos   559356

10:51:00            00:22:02            Sergei Rachmaninoff     Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43           Cleveland Orchestra          George Szell     Leon Fleisher, piano      CBS     37812

11:14:00            00:04:57            William Bolcom Graceful Ghost Rag                               Leon Fleisher, piano; Katherine Jacobson, piano        Sony    506416

11:20:00            00:10:02            Maurice Ravel   Four Movements from Schumann's                    Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra          Reference         79

11:33:00            00:10:08            Peter Tchaikovsky         Scherzo from Manfred Symphony Op 58             Lorin Maazel            Cleveland Orchestra      MAA     75

11:45:00            00:07:36            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Symphony No. 10 in G major                 Nikolaus Harnoncourt      Vienna Concentus Musicus        Teldec  25914

11:55:00            00:04:08            Peter Boyer      Silver Fanfare                Peter Boyer      London Philharmonic            Naxos   559769

12:07:00            00:10:14            Ludwig van Beethoven   Consecration of the House Overture Op 124                   Claudio Abbado Vienna Philharmonic      DeutGram         429762

12:20:00            00:10:11            Franz Schubert Finale from Symphony No. 4                  Pablo Heras-Casado            Freiburg Baroque Orchestra       Harm Mundi      902154

12:32:00            00:04:38            George Gershwin           Tip-Toes: Overture                     Erich Kunzel      Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Vox      3035

12:40:00            00:04:06            Morton Gould    Blues from 'Interplay'     Albany Symphony Orchestra      David Alan Miller    Findlay Cockrell, piano  Albany  1174

12:46:00            00:11:34            Hector Berlioz   The Trojans: Ballet Music          London Symphony        Sir Colin Davis    Chorus  LSO Live 40



13:02:00            00:39:08            Johannes Brahms          Symphony No.  3 in F major  Op 90                    Sir Simon Rattle    Berlin Philharmonic        EMI      67254

13:43:00            00:13:10            Giacomo Meyerbeer      Dinorah: Overture                      Darrell Ang       New Zealand Symphony        Naxos   573195

13:58:00            00:01:25            Johannes Brahms          Hungarian Dance No. 18 in D major                   Marin Alsop            London Philharmonic     Naxos   557429


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Valerie Kahler

Franz Schubert: Violin Sonata in a minor, D. 385: Movement 4 Allegro Andrew Manze, violin; Richard Egarr, fortepiano Album: Schubert Sonatas for Violin and Piano Harmonia Mundi 907 445 Music: 4:36

Witold Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations for Solo Piano and Orchestra Stephen Hough, piano; Aspen Festival Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO Music: 8:04

Franz Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden: Movement 4 Presto Belcea Quartet: Corina Belcea, Axel Schacher, violin; Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola; Antoine Lederlin, cello Union College Concert Series, Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, NY Music: 9:10

Sheridan Seyfried: Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra Nikki and Timothy Chooi, violins; Lake George Music Festival Symphony Orchestra; Roger Kalia, music director Lake George Music Festival, Lake George High School, NY Music: 24:54

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: Movement 2 Allegro Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor Houston Symphony, Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX Music: 4:20

Mark Dancigers: Everness yMusic Classical KING FM's Second Inversion. Rethink Classical, KING FM studios, Seattle, WA Music: 6:37

Charles Ives: Symphony No. 1 in D minor Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor Houston Symphony, Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX Music: 31:27

Thierry Escaich: Tango Virtuoso Equus Saxophone Quartet Classical KING FM 98.1, KING FM Studios, Seattle, WA Music: 4:43


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:00            00:02:27            Percy Grainger  Country Gardens                       Sir Simon Rattle            City of Birmingham Symphony EMI      56412

16:05:00            00:03:13            Giuseppe Verdi Il trovatore: Di quella pira           Orch del Teatro Regio di Parma Pier Giorgio Morandi Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Teatro Municipale di Piacenza    Sony    549204

16:11:00            00:12:01            Alexander Borodin        Prince Igor: Polovetsian Dances             Sir Simon Rattle            Berlin Philharmonic        EMI      273

16:23:00            00:03:50            Richard Strauss Andante for Horn & Piano in C major                              Richard King, horn; Randall Fusco, piano        Panorámico      2009

16:31:00            00:02:58            Kenneth J. Alford          Colonel Bogey March                John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra          Sony    46747

16:37:00            00:02:54            Peter Tchaikovsky         The Seasons: November Op 37                         Lang Lang, piano    Sony    511758

16:43:00            00:07:25            Camille Saint-Saëns      The Carnival of the Animals: Pt. 3           Atlanta Symphony Orchestra          Yoel Levi           Peter Schickele, narrator; Ralph Markham, piano; Kenneth Broadway, piano            Telarc   80350

16:53:00            00:03:00            John Lennon/Paul McCartney     Yesterday                                 Milos Karadaglic, guitar    Mercury            24425

16:57:00            00:01:54            Paul Dukas       La Péri: Fanfare            Erich Kunzel      Cincinnati Pops Orchestra            Telarc   80625

17:03:00            00:05:45            Frederick Delius            Winter Night 'Sleigh Ride'                       John Rutter       Royal Philharmonic     Collegium         133

17:15:00            00:01:53            Samuel Barber  Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening                                    Kyle Bielfield, tenor; Lachlen Glen, piano       Delos   3445

17:20:00            00:11:52            Franz Joseph Haydn     Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 98              Marc Minkowski         Musicians of the Louvre Naïve    5176

17:38:00            00:02:05            Federico García Lorca   Las morillas de Jaén                              Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano; Sharon Isbin, guitar      Bridge  9491

17:42:00            00:04:25            Andrew York     Andecy                         Sharon Isbin, guitar       Sony    745456

17:48:00            00:01:55            Robert Schumann          Forest Scenes: Wayside Inn Op 82                                 Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano         Decca   421290

17:50:00            00:07:46            Sir Arthur Sullivan          The Mikado: Overture                Sir Neville Marriner            Academy St. Martin in Fields      Philips  434916



18:09:00            00:18:11            Ottorino Respighi          The Birds                                  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra            DeutGram         437533

18:29:00            00:04:49            Ernesto Lecuona           San Francisco el Grande                                    Kathryn Stott, piano    EMI      56803

18:35:00            00:03:28            Ernesto Lecuona           Malagueña                                Jorge Luis Prats, piano            Decca   4782732

18:40:00            00:12:21            John Rutter       Suite for Strings            John Rutter       Royal Philharmonic            Decca   1821

18:54:00            00:02:30            David Guion      Arkansas Traveler                      Ronald Corp     New London Orchestra          Hyperion           67067



19:02:00            00:19:30            Camille Saint-Saëns      Cello Concerto No.  1 in A minor  Op 33  Lucerne Symphony            James Gaffigan Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello       Harm Mundi      902210

19:23:00            00:30:59            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Symphony No. 38 in D               Christoph von Dohnányi          Cleveland Orchestra      Decca   436421

19:56:00            00:02:40            Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 156: Sinfonia in F major      Bavarian Radio Symphony        Lisa Batiashvili  Lisa Batiashvili, violin     DeutGram         4792479


NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

20:01:00            00:27:59            Alexander Borodin        Symphony No.  2 in B minor                   Sir Simon Rattle            Berlin Philharmonic        EMI      273

20:31:00            00:11:13            Antonio Vivaldi  Concerto for 2 Guitars in G major           European Union Chamber Orch     Hans-Peter Hofmann     Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, cello     Naxos   573374

20:44:00            00:14:31            Edvard Grieg     Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46      Bjarte Engeset  Malmö Symphony            Naxos   503293

21:03:00            00:17:06            Claude Debussy           Suite bergamasque                               Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge  9350

21:22:00            00:03:53            Aaron Copland  Rodeo: Corral Nocturne             Michael Tilson Thomas  San Francisco Symphony     RCA     63511

21:27:00            00:10:03            Remo Giazotto  Albinoni's Adagio for Strings & Organ in G minor             Berlin Philharmonic     Herbert von Karajan       Wolfgang Meyer, organ DeutGram         4796018

21:40:00            00:10:31            Claude Arrieu    Wind Quintet in C major                                     Belgian Wind Quintet            Discover           920322

21:52:00            00:34:01            Modest Mussorgsky      Pictures at an Exhibition            Sir Simon Rattle            Berlin Philharmonic     EMI      273

22:47:00            00:12:19            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Divertimento for Strings in B flat major                            Cuarteto Casals Harm Mundi      987060



23:02:00            00:09:43            John Cage        In a Landscape                         Yolanda Kondonassis, harp       Azica            71281

23:11:00            00:07:06            Samuel Barber  Andante from Cello Concerto Op 22       St. Louis Symphony            Leonard Slatkin Steven Isserlis, cello      RCA     68283

23:21:00            00:07:01            Ludwig van Beethoven   Andante from Piano Quartet Op 16                                 Wu Han, piano; Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Beth Guterman, viola; David Finckel, cello CMS Studio      82503

23:28:00            00:11:15            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Andante from Sinfonia Concertante        London Symphony        Sir Colin Davis  Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Arrigo Pellicia, viola       Philips  4788977

23:41:00            00:05:48            Jean Sibelius    Kuolema: Scene with Cranes Op 44                   Gidon Kremer            Kremerata Baltica          Nonesuch         287228

23:46:00            00:07:17            Sergei Rachmaninoff     Andante from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 1           Cleveland Orchestra          Vladimir Ashkenazy       Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano       Decca   448219

23:56:00            00:02:58            Gabriel Pierné   Pastorale Op 14                                    Reykjavik Wind Quintet            Chandos           9362



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